- the clerical profession; the ministry.
- members of the clergy collectively: In attendance were representatives of medicine, the pulpit, and the bar.
- a safety rail rising about 18 to 30 inches (48 to 76 cm) from the deck near the bow and extending around it.
- a similar rail at the stern.
Origin of pulpit
Examples from the Web for pulpit
A Belgian church has a chalkboard sitting at the pulpit with the jungle peeking through the windows behind it.
Reinke lost his pulpit and was drummed out of the conservative Missouri Synod of the Lutheran denomination.
He is also accused of using the pulpit to further a cult of personality surrounding himself.
To Hice, I suppose, speaking the “biblical truth” means endorsing John McCain from the pulpit, like he did in 2008.Meet the Man Running for Congress on an Anti-Muslim Platform|Dean Obeidallah|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Look, Hice has every right to spew his hate from the pulpit to those who chose to attend his services.
But as his father was speaking again the student turned his serious face toward the pulpit.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
I thought it out, in Brambledene church this morning, while god-papa was enjoying himself in the pulpit.The Following of the Star|Florence L. Barclay
He instructed a mollah to call people to prayer from the pulpit.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
Link a man to the pulpit, and he cannot proceed to any great lengths in profligate life.An History of Birmingham (1783)|William Hutton
On Friday he betook himself to the church, and read certain passages of his sermon from the pulpit.The Son of a Servant|August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for pulpit
- the preaching of the Christian message
- the clergy or their message and influence
Word Origin for pulpit
Word Origin and History for pulpit
early 14c., from Late Latin pulpitum "raised structure on which preachers stand," in classical Latin "scaffold; stage, platform for actors," of unknown origin. Also borrowed in Middle High German as pulpit (German Pult "desk"). Sense of "Christian preachers and ministers generally" is from 1560s. Pulpiteer, old contemptuous term for "professional preacher," is recorded from 1640s.